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Teamsters: AHCA Must Repeal, Not Delay the "Cadillac Tax"

(WASHINGTON) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa called on the chairmen and ranking members of the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce to support a repeal of the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive insurance plans in a letter sent today. Currently, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) only delays implementation of the so-called “Cadillac Tax” until 2025.

Shaw’s Delivery Drivers and Mechanics Vote to Join Teamsters Local 340

(WELLS, Maine) – Employees at the Shaw’s distribution center in Wells, Maine have formed a union with Teamsters Local 340, due to an organizing election that took place on March 1. The workers are seeking job security and disciplinary due process, in addition to a contract that will protect their wages, benefits and working conditions from the uncertainties of the corporate workplace.

Recycling Workers Join Teamsters in Union Vote

 

BROOKLYN, NY – Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to join Teamsters Local 210 in an election today overseen by an independent arbitrator. The vote caps an eight-month organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. An agreement reached Thursday between the union and company averted a strike and gave workers an immediate union vote, free of employer interference. The tally was 46 votes in favor of unionizing and 20 votes against. 

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